The King of all Kaiju. The King … well, King. Only a monarch can rule a monster – and if we look at it for the first time Godzilla v. Kong is some kind of indicator, then it can be our Simian friend who manages to score an early victory.
Warner Bros. and Legendary dropped out first extended glance with Adam Wingard monster movieand it doesn’t spare us to make our two monstrous occasions fall in love with things. And the fists of things. And the atomic breaths of things. Suffice it to say that it is so heavy of large-scale action.
But it also gives us a little taste of the setting for why exactly these giant anti-heroes are facing – and a mix of new and returning human faces that may watch in shock and awe as the titanic battle for the planet begins. See below!
Set after events from Skull Island and The king of monsters, the film sees a mysterious operation led by geologist Nathan Lind (Alexander Skarsgård, joined by Rebecca Hall in an unnamed but important role as a fellow scientist aboard the project) to restore Kong nowadays, who is now linked to a mysterious young girl with the power to communicate and seemingly even command monsters. But whatever the girl’s relationship with the giant ape is, it’s an ability that seemingly annoys Godzilla, who returns to the destructive scene to bring her out. This contradicts his behavior after the end of The king of monsters“A request from Madison and Mark Russell (returning Millie Bobby Brown and Kyle Chandler) to intervene to see if they can find out what got into the big G.”
The scene is set for the devastating, overall culmination of a massive monstrous war that has been looming for centuries, obviously – and while you may think Godzilla has the upper hand, this trailer goes beyond the Kong to be able to to go fifth to fifth with the (current?) King of Monsters.
We will be able to find seats in the front row when Godzilla v. Kong goes to theaters (and in the US streaming starts at the same time for 31 days on HBO Max) on March 26th.
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